Hanchang Gao


   Hanchang Gao 2022     
   Physical installation & digital arts
   The image is mirrored
   Wood, mirror, metal, screen, 3D print, LED

London college of communication
Final Major Project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Execution is based on a reflection on the future of monuments’ destruction. This work is a collection of 20 random draft monuments that were created based on contradictory topics. The person who created the draft monument was asked to choose between
1. destroying the draft monument with the contradictory topic
2. upgrading the draft monument with the contradictory topic but abandoning their own draft monument. draft monument.
The final result of the destruction or upgrading is shown by an execution device. The project hopes that the choice of monument destruction will stimulate reflection on the way in which contradictory monuments have been handled in the past, as well as some reflection on the construction of monuments in the current generation.






The guillotine installation is designed using the visual
language of the future, where the execution of the
monument on a stone plinth would convey the idea
that the future could execute the past.




This video shows the process of viewing the interior of the installation
from small to large through a hole while the installation is on view

The form of the installation is derived from the wooden crate with a date
written on its surface that was wrapped around the outer layer of the
monument by the government to protect the controversial monument.
The interior guillotine design combines the structure of the guillotine
with the shape of a futuristic monument built in the former Soviet Union.